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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 17, 2012 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles

Allow me to at least allow the sample to increase by one...I can step into to echo Arb's take--M&L were great song writers, but musically the band, save for Paul, were hacks at best; and, the DEAD provided mixed signals over the yrs on the Beatles, though clearly the historical database now suggests that wasn't the case (eg, I always used a line by Phil, "...the Beatles were never into the 'revolution'..." to signfify that they were another group that was "too pop"; he and Jerry ended up being much more positive about them in latter yrs).

In any case, though I can appreciate your adoration, I could never listen to them for extended periods, personally. If I were to make a list for "you can only grab ten albums..." or 20 or even 100, they would be hard pressed to make my cut.

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 18, 2012 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles

My 1st LP was 'With the Beatles' (their first over here) so my musical education began with them. Those first LPs and singles were new and exciting. Then as they grew musically fans like myself learned about their influences and tracked them down. This would lead to Dylan, The Band, Hendrix, Cream, Floyd etc and finally here.

I only get their music (now CDs)out occasionally now, but often enough to remind me of how 'Four boys from Liverpool shook the world' and set me on an incredible journey through a kaleidescopic array of music.

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Poster: RJ_Squirrel Date: Nov 18, 2012 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Beatles

Rock music would not exist if not for "hacks". Frank Zappa wasn't going to invent it.